Kim Tae-jong, coach of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance “It was a messy atmosphere, but the players did their best”
- on Mar 16, 2023
“The players and staff were all taken aback.” Samsung Fire & Marine Manager Kim Sang-woo did not appear in the 2022-23 Dodram V-League OK Financial Group away game held at Ansan Sangnoksu Gymnasium on the 15th.
Coach Kim headed to the hospital, not the gym스포츠토토, this afternoon. The team prepared to move to Ansan around 4:00 p.m. However, Kim has a problem. He felt a dizzying sever injury, which grew more and more severe.
In the end, coach Kim expressed his intention that it would be difficult for him to accompany the team with about 10 minutes left. The club secretariat also notified the players of this fact.
For this reason, the match was supervised by head coach Kim Tae-jong. Coach Kim said, “All the players and coaching staff were very surprised,” and “I haven’t heard about the results of the hospital checkup yet, but I hope nothing bad happens.”
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance players played the first set in a somewhat chaotic atmosphere. Even Ik Bairi (Libya), who has to act as a ‘main gun’, has a problem on his shoulder.
He complained of stiff shoulders ahead of the game that day. Coach Kim made a decision. Ikbairi played only one set and was in the warm-up zone for the second and third sets.
He recorded a 9-point attack success rate of 69.2%. Rookie Park Seong-jin, who was put in as a replacement for Ikbarii in the first set, was named in the starting lineup for the second and third sets. Park Seong-jin recorded an 8-point attack success rate of 50% that day.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance lost to OK Financial Group by a set score of 0-3, but the performance in the 2nd and 3rd sets, played only by domestic players, was better. Coach Kim said, “There were some difficult parts at the beginning of the game as the atmosphere calmed down a bit, but the players showed their strength. I think the second and third sets were handled well.”
Regarding Park Seong-jin, he said, “There is definitely something better than when I first came to the team.”
Park Seong-jin is an outside hitter who graduated from Namseong High School and Myongji University. He was nominated by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance as the 3rd pick in the 2nd round in the 2022-23 season rookie draft.